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PUCL Condemns the Pune Blast: Demands fair investigation and long term rehabilitation policy for the affected

People's Union for Civil Liberties strongly condemns the bomb blast that took place at the German Bakery in Pune on 13th February, '10. It condemns the use of violence by groups to achieve whatever their objective be. It also extends its profound condolences to the families of the deceased.

PUCL is also of the opinion that this is once again a failure on the part of the State intelligence and the Maharashtra State authorities. As happened in the past this time too the authorities have rid themselves of their responsibility of providing security and pre-empting such attacks by merely pointing fingers at suspected terrorist groups.

PUCL feels strongly that the State should come out with a proper policy of rehabilitation for victims of such attacks. As seen in the past the amounts announced by the State Governments are usually in populist terms and not a full package which helps in long term rehabilitation of the families of the deceased and takes care of the health and social security needs of the injured.

PUCL would also like state that the police must apprehend the real culprits and not victimise ordinary people in the course of its investigation as was allegedly done in the aftermath of the blasts in past.

-- Pushkar Raj General Secretary,15 February 2010.

People's Union for Civil Liberties, 81 Sahayoga Apartmrnts, Mayur Vihar I, Delhi 110091, India. Phone (91) 11 2275 0014